Hazelab explains Fire Science

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Fire is all around us and almost unavoidable. Hazelab studies fire science to create a safer world. However, much more work is needed and we will succeed at solving more problems as our group grow. Join us!

3 Min vid by Matt

Why Are Skyscrapers Burning More Frequently

Fires in the walls of tall buildings are becoming more and more frequent. Find out Matthew Bonner's video for Imperial PhD Summer Showcase.

mega fire trailer

Mega-fire Documentary

Guillermo was interviewed in a documentary on mega-fire for the french-german tv channel ARTE. He describe the phenomenon of smouldering fires, these fire occurs every year in dry seasons and can burn for months. Shots of the field experiment Gambut carried out by peatland fire scientists in Indonesia are included in the documentary. Eirik and our Imperial fire lab also featured

recording of the fire of science inaugural lecture

The Science of Fire

Live-streamed on October 3rd, 2019

Professor Guillermo Rein delivers his inaugural lecture on fire science and talks about his research efforts to overcome fire challenges.

Watch the lecture to learn about Guillermo's broad vision and why he is doing all this science.

guillermo explanation of titanic disaster

What really sank the Titanic?

New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic before it set sail from Belfast. Dr Guillermo Rein explains all.

See the difference it makes when flame-retardants are added to a material.

Material Flammability Matters

See the difference it makes when flame-retardants are added to a material.

Sirocco fire-whirl, Francesco Restuccia, Hazelab, Imperial Festival 2017

Sirocco Fire-Whirl

A short demonstration of Hazelab's fire-whirl, Sirocco, given by our own Francesco Restuccia. See how streams of air modify a flame into a fire vortex.
This demonstation was give during the Imperial Festival 2017. Come visit our stand at the next festival!

Francesco Restuccia, Imperial Festival 2017, Podcast

Imperial Festival Podcast

Francesco made it to the festival podcast!
If you want to know a bit more about fires and fire tornados have a little listen at 4:50min.

Imperial Festival Highlights with Guillermo Rein, Fire, Hazelab

Imperial Festival

We had a fantastic time at Imperial Festival 2017. It was great fun letting people know a bit about what we do. Check out the highlights here, with a guest appearance from Guillermo!